T Rex

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Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 01:31

Anyone else still up for this one?

Ankle pain ath the front of leg above foot.

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 01:28

Do you mean on the top of the foot where it joins the ankle? Is it swollen or you find it painful to flex the ankle?

Sounds like you've damaged some tendons that run along the top of the metatarsals (extensor tendinitis).  I've had this.

Tendons can take a long time to heal - quite often a month at least - but you should be OK for your marathon as long as you are prepared to abandon any time target!

The usual cause of this injury is something very simple and there is a simple solution.  You've done up your laces too tightly so have them a bit looser!

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 23:56

So - Chiltern Wonderland just around the corner now.  Email with race info received today.

Quite a devious course but apparently it is going to be waymarked.  Doesn't look as if there are going to be any issues with it.

Looking forward to it. I will be coming by train which doesn't arrive until 0835 so I will need to be organised and race-ready before I get off.

This one anyone's first 50?

Achilles & ankle issue

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 20:20

Sharp intake of breath reading that lot.

Hard to know where to start!  Carry on how you are and I foresee disaster.

If you have access to a good sports physio/injury therapist go to one.

Ligaments take a long time to heal, and the associated muscles will have weakened while you were (presumably!) inactive with torn ligaments.

Achilles tendonitis is something I am familiar with and is a separate issue. Holding the achilles in place with strapping, etc will make it worse. It needs to be able to fully extend and not be held in position.

So, you will need to keep the strapping off, and also stop football.

The ankle muscles will need to strengthen which you should do with gentle, controlled, low-intensity exercise such as slow running on smooth, flat surfaces.

You'll need to do regular stretching for the achilles and calfs  The best stretches are heel drops off a step, but using your arms/upper body strength to bring yourself back to the level position (eccentric heel drops). Do not use the feet and ankles to bring yourself back level and certainly do not do heel raises or any other activity involving going on tiptoe.  Do the stretches with knees bent, and also knees straight to activate different calf muscles.

That's probably enough for now!  Do some research on achilles tendonitis (inflammatory), which in its chronic form is more correctly called achilles tendinopathy (degenerative, non-inflammatory).

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:34

Recent newcomers to the thread might not realise there are two 'options' for this year's race:

1) The Single


  • jason d


  • TrailRunner22


  • mr panad


  • koiboy
  • sean fitzgerald 4


  • richclip


  • brer rabbit
  • An Other Half
  • Dennis Hussey
  • DG76   1st SNOD
  • Hobie 1495
  • Jimbob987  1st SNOD
  • John Bach
  • massive
  • Meadower
  • Mr K
  • M Tri
  • Munchkin2
  • Peter John Lewis
  • Reydon Rover
  • Run Jono
  • Running Wild 2014
  • Sir John a Lot
  • Sorequads
  • Steve Taylor 1969
  • stilldreaming
  • Willboy

2) The Double

  • BritNick
  • Chimney
  • McHilly
  • The Lazy Greyhound
  • T Rex
  • Ultra Disco Stu

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:27

richclip -  Llanberis Pass is closed to traffic as we run up it so plenty of space (unlike at Beddgelert). It's quite a slope and has the effect of spreading out any bunching!

Given the usual conditions of heavy rain and storm force winds you may not feel the need to cool down in the lake!

Willboy - multiple marathons close together is par for the course for folks on this thread!  It's a sensible approach to only target one of your races. If new to marathon running you will need to look after yourself carefully between marathons three weeks apart.  No long runs in between - probably max 15 miles.  Nothing high intensity.  Rest up with no running at all for at least 5 days after Yorkshire, eat well and get plenty of sleep.  Non-impact cross training would also be good e.g. swimming, bike.

Help, stitch/ bad stomach cramps!

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 17:49

The two most common reasons for stitch are:

  • eating too soon before you run.  For a bowl of porridge you should allow 1 hr, a light meal 2 hrs, and a heavy meal 3 hrs.
  • not warming up, either at all, or not fully enough, before setting off at target pace.

Or are you talking about nausea?  To avoid this you will have to experiment with different pre-run foods and the fuel you're taking on during runs in order to find nutrition that agrees with you.  I find SIS stuff good such as their gels and Go-Bars.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 17:35

Hi TrailRunner22.  A common question!  We ought top have a FAQ section on the thread...

For a 4-hr flat marathon time the received wisdom is to add about 10-15 minutes - so for 3:04 I would think about + 6-7 minutes?  Perhaps a faster runner on here could comment? John B?

Well done on such a good debut marathon time.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 22:46

Got a 55 and a 50 in Sep and then it will be SNOD for me.

How's everyone else's 12-week plan going? 

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 15:18

You start with 30+ milers or 50Ks and gradually build up, LG!

Your feet do get in a bit of a mess, or mine do anyway.  And it's the everlasting search for the 'right' offroad shoe.  I still haven't found mine yet.

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